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Default aixiz module disassembly help

hi. i jst bought my 1st aixiz module, and i am having difficulty seperating the top and middle part. :'(
any suggestions?
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Default Re: aixiz module disassembly help

TWIST ! :-) The ones that are pre-assembled by Aixiz (or whomever their source is) are glued together with a funky white-silicone based glue....it takes some good force to separate them.
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Default Re: aixiz module disassembly help

If you have a drill (or a lathe) with a 3 jaw chuck hold the front end lightly in that, then use a pair of pliers with a piece of rag in the jaws on the back end holding tight enough to undo it but not so tight that you mark or squash it.

That is what I always do anyway

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i have been trying for hours to seperate it,
would heating the laser housing assembly with a hairdryer before twisting again help? :-/
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Default Re: aixiz module disassembly help

You could do what rog said, you could also drop it in boiling water and let it sit for a while, (without the lens asembly of course) then take it out and grab a rag or something to hold it so it doesn't slip. Then twist as hard as you can.
I think using pliers would be easier than having to heat the module.
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wouldnt dropping it into boiling water kill the diode inside?
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Default Re: aixiz module disassembly help

Oh, you actually want to use the 5mW LD. ;D Most of us here completely destroy that LD so we can place a high powered laser diode in there.
Just use some pliers, a rag, and twist. :P
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Yeah you have to twist it pretty hard, if you got a tough one and you can't get it apart with your hand, just use a vice and pliers.
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i tried using pliers and twisted as hard as i can, but all i did is made some scratches on the casing. :'(
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tried the boiling water and pliers method, twisted as hard as i could, only more scratches on the housing
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Default Re: aixiz module disassembly help

Are you turning it the right direction? Just joking. Try wrapping some grippy cloth or paper around the outside of both the head and the body and get two pairs of pliers. Then grip hard and twist. Use leverage to your advantage!
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i tried using pliers and twisted as hard as i can, but all i did is made some scratches on the casing. :'(
People already told you like 4 times to use a rag or something so you don't scratch the module. :P
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I used rubber bands and pliers on mine, was tough but i managed to do it.
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Default Re: aixiz module disassembly help

I use a couple of clothes pins - the wood kind.
That gives pretty good grip plus prevents scratching.

Just put one on each end of the module, then use pliers / vise grips / vise over each clothespin. As you twist, if one of the clothespins starts to slip just squeeze harder on the pliers.

Works every time for me.

If you can't keep it from slipping, use sandpaper to rough up the clothespin surface. Or, a little piece of moist but not wet chamois cloth in there will give it great grip.

in the photo below, I didn't remove the labels from the module but it will all go easier without the labels (I didn't really want to disassemble this one).
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I remove the danger sticker first so I can re-use it on my new burner when I'm done. I usually use vise grips and pliers because it twist really easy and doesn't scratch plus I don't care if it does anyway. I saw the title of this thread and thought &quot;OHH NO!&quot; ;D Putting the new diode in the place of the old one (once you get that out) is the most challenging.
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Default Re: aixiz module disassembly help

It took couple hours baking it in the car during afternoon and twisted it off with an anti slip mat.
on a side note,I seem to have lost the spring(the one fitted with the lens) during disassembly.
is the spring important?
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